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BMW e46 AC intake location(s)

Is the intake for the air conditioning unit the same (i.e. under the hood near the windshield wipers) as the regular cabin air intake? What about in recirculation mode?
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Weird gouges on the tire sidewall. Are they going to blow?

I just noticed these gouges on the rear driver side tires. Should I be worried about a possible blowout? Should I replace them? Thanks!
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2004 Hyundai Elantra stalling when tank is full

For the first 15 to 20 minutes after starting my Elantra it idles very low and every couple minutes, idling our not, it very nearly stalls. Per the tach, the rpm dips significantly for about 2-3 ...
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Use of Neutral Gear in Automatic Transmission

I am new to driving A/T cars and I am trying to understand the use of Neutral(N) gear. Should I shift my gear from D to N when my car comes to a complete halt on a red light or somewhere else? As per ...
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2000 Toyota Camry power seat will not move forward more than 1" from back position.

2000 Toyota Camry power seat will not move forward more than 1" from the far back position. When I move the switch to move it forward the seat will move about 1" and stop and it will also move that ...
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Installed new alternator, now no power

I just put a new alternator on my 76 Winnebago motor home yesterday and it started just fine two times and now I have no power at all. No head lights, no cigarette lighter, nothing. Tested the ...
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Does briefly flying in air hurt my car?

I drive a big SUV (infiniti qx80). I was going down a steep hill at slightly above the speed limit (around 45mph), and the road had a bump like this: My car flew briefly in air and then landed. I ...
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Nissan Altima Alternator/Battery Problems

I own a 2005 Nissan Altima which has been having alternator/battery problems for past 1 year. My car has 112,000 miles on it. My car battery was past warranty so I had the battery replaced about a ...
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'03 Honda Odyssey Radio Reset

My battery died, and we replaced it. Had reset the radio code previously, with no difficulty, but this time it didn't work. Used up my 10 trial attempts, and went to the dealer. Service man checked ...
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Inspection of Suzuki 04 in NY [closed]

my car did not pass Inspection in NY, but I didn't think a rotor would be the cause, i felt like they had to get some compensation for their trouble, now I need to get pads and the car makes a ...
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1answer
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Clicking noise when starting from low speed, going over bumps

I have an '04 Echo that had the sway bar link replaced. However, a new annoying sound has developed. It usually happens when I'm starting from a dead stop, or going over bumps at low speeds. The sound ...
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1answer
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Clutch is stuck disengaged and pedal will not move

My clutch pedal on my 2005 Toyota Corolla will not move. I can start the car by pressing the clutch safety switch by hand. I can put my transmission into gear with the engine running, so the clutch ...
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3answers
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Oil leaks after oil change - shop says engine oil pan gasket needs to be replaced

I brought my 2000 Honda Civic to my local Castrol shop for an oil change. After leaving for work the next day my wife told me there was a three foot wide pool of oil where my car was. I moved my car ...
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1answer
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee — quiet whine from steering wheel — what's causing it?

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo. There is a very low high pitched whine that comes from the steering wheel. If I turn the wheel two inches to the right or left, the whine goes quiet. If I let go ...
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Uneven rotation sounds when my car gets to 50-60 MPH

My 2005 Mazda 3 with 73K miles (roughly 20K on the tires) on it starts to make a sound, just like your washing machine does when all of the clothes go to one side and its still spinning, when I get to ...
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1answer
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Brakes smell, car pedal hard, light smoke, slows down during gear shift

3 weeks ago I bought a car from a private dealer. When I tested it out, the car was completely fine. Not to long ago after, I noticed that my back tail lights were on and figured out it was the braker ...
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Mixing DOT 4 with DOT 4 synthetic

I couldn't see an existing question about this but please link to it if you know of one ... I should point out I'm English and the products described are bought in the UK, in case it makes a ...
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1answer
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Mazda MPV 2005 only fits 500ml of window washer fluid

I have a Japanese manufacturer Mazda MPV 2005 and had the washing fluid tank completely empty, ie. it was not spraying anymore. I filled this up with a mix of window washer fluid and water, but to my ...
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2answers
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diagnose faulty voltage regulator causing battery overcharging?

I've been having an issue with an '03 Toyota Echo. The alternator died (at least that is what I thought) as the battery kept going flat. I found an alternator at a wrecker and fitted it, and I ...
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4answers
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Is it all right to clean a car radiator with vinegar and chlorine?

I got the idea from this article, where it suggests cleaning your washing machine using chlorine bleach and then vinegar. I have successfully used this method to clean my household washing machine ...
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3answers
38 views

Master cylinder leak

I'm working on a 63 Impala, and got a new master cylinder in. The 63 has a single brake line, but the new master has two ports. The manufacturer included a plug for the extra port if it's not needed, ...
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3answers
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Urgent! BMW 318i 2007 E90 Heating Up

I've BMW 318i E90 2007 which is heating up after about 2-3 miles and since it has been heating so quick esp in down town and low speeds, I have not had a chance to take it to highways. Now, there are ...
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1answer
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Civic won't start after replacing head gaskets [closed]

My '94 Honda Civic (1.5l VTEC-E) was overheating, and I replaced the head gaskets. Now it turns over but won't start. What should I do?
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One brake light not working - 2001 Dodge Durango

I have a 2001 Dodge Durango, and the passenger-side brake light will not work, even after replacing the bulb. The bulb that I replaced was obviously burned out. I double-checked the new bulb, and it ...
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2answers
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Loose wires in 1993 5.0 V8 F150 Engine

I have acquired this very used truck. It seemed to be able to run (albeit by burning transmission and coolant, but that's a different thread) but I wanted to ask if anyone could ID these wires? I ...
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1answer
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2000 Honda Civic fuel tank problems

Essentially there are two main symptoms: Fuel gauge: I usually drive about 260 miles before refilling. Lately the fuel gauge has been staying at full for the first 150 miles or so before starting to ...
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1answer
226 views

Lance Vintage 150cc Fuel Pump

I have a Lance Vintage 150cc that we haven't rode in about a year. I just got it out and put a new battery, oil, and gas in it. When I try to start it, it makes that initial starting noise but the ...
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1answer
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How to know BMW e46 AC type

Apparently there are two types of air conditioning units - IHKR and IHKA - in BMW e39's. I'm curious whether there are different types in e46's and, if so, how do I find out?
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Jump starting a dead battery: Connect black wire to negative pole of battery or grounded metal?

Most of the advice I've seen for jump starting cars instructs to connect the black wire to a bare piece of metal on the car with the dead battery. However, I've always just hooked up both poles to the ...
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1answer
44 views

2008 Toyota Corolla - Overheated while idling, coolant full or very slightly low

My car decided to overheat yesterday. It was noticed while we were waiting to pick someone up from the airport. We shut the car off until they arrived. (15 minutes or so) We then drove home with the ...
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1answer
51 views

Look at the Valves Without Taking Everything Apart

I was thinking it would be nice if I could look at the valves without having to take too much stuff apart. Could I thread a small endoscope down through the air intake and be able to see the top / ...
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3answers
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Will vtec engage without a factory released VTEC ECU when swapping to VTEC engine?

ok so I replaced my honda civic d15z4 engine with a d16A. Apparently VTEC engages at 5500rpm on these engines. My car is still practically standard, I'm not sure if it does switch over, if it does, ...
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3answers
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Noise in stereo that changes pitch with engine RPM

This is a question of curiosity. I have a '98 Acura Integra, a cheap car stereo with a 3.5mm aux in, a cheap inverter and a smart phone. If I have the smart phone audio hooked up to the car stereo and ...
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0answers
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My car was recalling but my car is already more than 10 years old. Repair free? [duplicate]

I just found out that my car was recalling after read the news. My dealer never told that my car was recalling. My car was recalling last year. I was doing some research and found out that most ...
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1answer
29 views

Sideskirt repair

During the winter period, a driver on the other side of the road crashed into his predecessor. A bumper was launched from that point and smacked right into the lower left side of my car, resulting in ...
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2answers
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My automatic transmission slid to neutral while driving down the freeway. Can I just put it back in drive?

Just curious if this has ever happened to anyone. I know people who like to put objects behind the shifter, heavy enough to slide the shifter to neutral. So it got me thinking, if this happens, can ...
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2answers
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Bent front fork on a bike

There's a previously owned 2009 YAMAHA FZ16-S that I'm thinking of picking up. It has a slightly twisted and bent fork (plausibly caused by an accident). It's only apparent when you ride it for a bit. ...
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2answers
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Should motorcyle exhaust headers ever glow red hot

I've got a '99 Pegaso 650 which hasn't been running for about 7 years. It's was in a quite a deteriorated state when I got it, i.e. seized carbs, tank full of water, sump full of an ugly fuel/oil mix, ...
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1answer
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Honda CBR 250 won't start after heavy rains, puttering noise

There has been heavy rain and yesterday I couldn't start my bike. The main and other fuses are not blown. I ride it regularly. Turning the bike on: https://vid.me/pYNw. The high-pitch noise is not ...
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2answers
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What will happen in result of the failure of a clutch release bearing?

I drive a 88 Mazda RX-7 non-turbo 5spd. The previous owner claims the clutch was done last July(little under a year ago) and I have no reason to doubt such claims. I do believe the clutch release ...
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2answers
45 views

Installing lower speed-rated tires than recommended

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i and I need new tires. My current tires are P225/55R17 95H. Searching around, I found some Yokohama Avid Ascend tires, which look to be great touring tires, ...
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1answer
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2000 Honda Accord won't start when engine warm

I have a 2000 Honda Accord. A few years ago I started having an issue with the car not wanting to start once the engine was warmed up. I finally took it in the dealership and they diagnosed that ...
2
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1answer
18 views

Hub bearing noise detection?

Some of the hub bearings is making a noise and: is for change, however, the noise that it makes is more of mechanical and its spread via the chassis, making it very difficult to understand where ...
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4answers
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BMW e46 cabin air vent smells

The cabin vents smell like mold and mildew. It's worse during humid days. I'm pretty sure the AC has something to do with it (since it smells bad when I turn the AC off and keep the fans blowing) but ...
2
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1answer
23 views

Can metal putty be used to repair stripped threads in aluminum castings?

I've been burnt by stripped threads on a couple of occasions now, so knowing that metal putty could be used to re-tap a brand new thread in aluminum would be reassuring. I recently came across Liqui ...
2
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1answer
19 views

Small Gas Engine Throttle

I have a small gas engine without a (human usable) throttle control system. I want to fix this oversight. I have located the throttle system on the engine, and figured out if I push it one way it revs ...
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vote
1answer
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Smal drip from the rear end

I have a 2005 Ford p/u F-250 Superduty. I parked on a decline and I noticed the next day there was a very slow drip from where the drive shaft enters the rear end. Is this just a seal that needs to be ...
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1answer
24 views

Toyota Sienna shakes/rumbles at stops and red lights

2006, automatic Toyota Sienna shakes/ rumbles at stops, reds Rev meter vibrates Engine light is steady Recently got an oil change Same appointment, wrongly pumped diesel into car Replaced spark ...
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1answer
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2001 Toyota 4Runner - ECU Drive Cycle Reset

After changing sensors that were bad on this Toyota 4Runner an emmissions technician stated that the vehicle needed to be driven "for awhile" before the "drive cycle" would reset the ECU to the new ...
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0answers
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...

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